The autumn wind is blowing; colder times are upon us. A vacation home escape is the best way to spend the weekend after this long and arduous work week. A place where you can spend time with friends and loved ones to let go for just a moment. The beauty of long and sinuous roads, the rush of the cold wind hitting your face and racing through your luxurious cotton coat, the rumbling sound of the engine, these sensations make your spine tingle. The journey is as good as the destination. As you slip into your comfortable Henley, you hear the rustling sound of leaves in the wind, smell the fresh autumn air and in this moment, all the week’s worries and responsibilities seem to just melt away. The vacation home really is the perfect place to let go and relax.
It’s early in the morning. Just as the aroma of coffee reaches your nose, you finish buttoning your shirt. The cotton fabric gently skims across your skin. Hair is just right, tie is perfectly knotted, shoes are shining. You’re ready to face another busy day at work. As you’re getting off your motorcycle, coworkers wave at you from across the office. You know they’re counting on you. The client will be here soon. You’re ready to make an impression. Months of hard work paid off and today is the day everything comes together. It’s the end of the day. Everything went perfectly; another big deal closed. You’re ready to go celebrate. The cityscape watches over the restaurant as you’re sitting comfortably in your seat, shirt still perfectly fitted. The city comes to life for the night as you and your co-workers have a toast with champagne glasses. Confidence paid off yet again.
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Fall and Winter seasons are the best time to kick back and relax, while listening to some classics. This is music to our ears: Led Zeppelin – Dazed And Confused, The Clash – London Calling, A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation, Chris Isaak – Blue Hotel, Caro Emerald – Back It Up, Blur – This Is A Low, The Barr Brothers – Static Orphans, Pops Staples – Somebody Was Watching, Junip – Your Life Your Call, The Rolling Stones – Ruby Tuesday,
An invitation has arrived to a meal and whisky pairing. Comfortably-seated in a 1769 distillery in Verdun, Quebec, gaining knowledge of age-old whisky production builds an appreciation of the finer things in life. First, a taste of sweet citrus, ginger and gentle smoke followed by a sip of salty fruits. Finally, liquorice and gentle, woody notes. Each whisky holds a discriminating taste and character. The perfect pairing of the ideal malt and a hearty meal of beef tenderloin. Tasting these compositions inspires an appreciation of history’s lost distilleries. Whisky and worldly treasures create a life of style, luxury and sophistication…for the connoisseur in the making.
An escape to a spa is the perfect way to celebrate love – traditional romance with a modern twist. Arriving at the Bota Bota Spa on the St. Lawrence River, right in the Old Port of Montreal; a couple’s massage is the perfect break from the demands of daily life. Already thinking of the next escape: an hour-long drive to Auberge and Spa Beaux Rêves. Sitting in the mountains with brandy cupped in both hands, open air massages and natural river whirlpools make the ultimate, romantic setting for two.
A Saturday morning unfolds with a moment of relaxation before exploring the sights and sounds of historic Old Montreal. A stroll through stone architecture amidst modern designs sets the stage for a day of discovery. Eager to enjoy some casual local fare, the discovery of a quaint café such as Olive et Gourmando, is welcomed. With smoked salmon on a bagel and a cityscape view by the water’s edge, a moment of indulgence takes over, but the urge to explore soon resurfaces. Cobblestone walkways lead to inviting shops and restaurants. A farmer’s market and a festival of dance, art and music come to life. It becomes a cocktail of culture and cuisine. Nearby, the sounds of laughter fill the air at Clock Tower Beach, where a vacation atmosphere brings an opportunity to people watch. As the sun sets over the St. Lawrence River, a walk to Gibby’s for cocktails in a 200-year-old building seems like the perfect idea. The essence of Old Montreal: a feel-good place of North American culture blended with European charm.
Another big business deal closed. Last night’s wine and tapas in Montreal’s Old Port is now a fond memory, as the morning sun rises over the busy urban landscape. Awakened by the aroma of coffee and the shuffling of motorcycle gear, the adrenaline rush sets in. It’s time to saddle up for an exhilarating motorcycle journey along Highway 15. The destination: Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. With the will to explore, life couldn’t be better. Revved up and ready, excitement builds as the city roads fade into the backdrop. A quiet confidence becomes a trusting guide. The winding back roads lead into a rocky landscape and a snapshot of Lac Mercier comes into view. Trailing full-throttle into Saint-Sauveur, a welcomed pause for a breath of fresh mountain air. Curves and inclines continue into the village of Val-David, where a playful conversation over an afternoon espresso sets the mood. Life is good in Mont-Tremblant: European charm wrapped up in Quebecois hospitality.